Education

Health

Oregon’s Menstrual Dignity Act Hits the Right-Wing Outrage Machine

Advocates for the bill, which puts tampons and other period supplies in school bathrooms, say its critics have completely missed the point—it’s about equity.

05/10/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Feature

Inside the Search for Hundreds of Portland’s Missing Students

When Portland Public Schools’ buildings reopened in September, hundreds of students who should have been there never came back.

03/29/2022 By Julia Silverman Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

Education

Enrollment at the State's Biggest School District Is Down 4.1 Percent

Kindergarten enrollment stays flat, and the majority at the PPS Online Learning Academy are students of color, according to 2021 data.

11/15/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Education

Burning Questions About Back to School 2021

All about masks, vaccine mandates, outdoor lunch, quarantine policy, and more.

08/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

School

Pack Your Schoolbag with These Local Back-to-School Supplies

Where to find everything from backpacks, planners, water bottles, and more while supporting Portland businesses.

08/23/2021 By Cami Hughes

Education

Back to School: Local Black Parents on Making a Tough Call

Nationally, many Black families were hesitant to return to school. One N. Portland school bucked that trend last spring, by building trust among families.

08/17/2021 By Fiona McCann

Education

So, Will Your Kid Be Back to School Full-Time in Oregon Next Year?

State education officials are hopeful but aren’t making promises just yet.

03/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Will Schools Look Like in the Fall?

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman talks with Oregon Department of Education director Colt Gill about when schools might be able to go back ...

03/12/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Higher Education

At the University of Oregon, Graduation Is Canceled, but a Pre-Olympic Track Event Is Still On

Frustrated students are questioning the decision.

03/10/2021 By Reina Harwood

Education

New Data Shows Sliding Grades for Portland High Schoolers

The percentage of those earning Fs and Incompletes is up, particularly among students from Pacific Islander, Latino, and Indigenous backgrounds.

03/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Do Oregon's New COVID Guidelines Mean for Reopening Schools?

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman breaks down what the new "Ready Schools, Safe Learners" guidelines mean for Oregon's school reopening eff...

01/22/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Education

The Bar to Reopening Schools in Portland Just Got a Little Bit Lower

New state guidelines pave the way for elementary school kids in the Portland area to return to the classroom.

01/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Podcast

LISTEN: Is Learning a Language Possible on the Duolingo App?

Host Gabriel Granillo and editor in chief Marty Patail discuss the popular language learning app—and whether it's possible to harness tech to connect with th...

12/25/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Education

In Virtual School, More Oregon Kids Are Getting "Incompletes" On Their Report Cards

Attendance and grading data show gaps widening for BIPOC students

12/14/2020 By Julia Silverman

Education

What Are Oregon School Districts Doing to Make Classrooms Safer for Teachers and Kids?

And will it be enough to help schools open before June?

11/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Education

As Oregon Locks Down Again, Has the Chance to Open Schools Slipped Away?

Parents have been lobbying, but some fear a return to in-person school is still months away.

11/13/2020 By Julia Silverman

News

More Oregon Kids Could Soon Be Heading Back to School

Gov. Kate Brown announced new metrics on Friday for school reopening—even as daily case counts hit their highest-ever totals in Oregon.

10/30/2020 By Julia Silverman

Education

After Pushback, a Retreat from Standardized Testing in Schools

Portland Public Schools changes its mind on testing requirements during virtual school—at least for now.

09/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Old College Try

Oregon Universities Are Facing a Sophie’s Choice When it Comes to Coronavirus

Open up, and place students at risk of contracting coronavirus, or stay closed, and face a financial freefall.

08/01/2020 By Beth Slovic